Romney still likely to limp into the winner’s circle

So Rick Santorum, the comeback kid, comes back to win the Iowa caucuses two weeks after they ended, defeating Mitt Romney in the final count by 34 votes with results from eight precincts still and forever missing. According to the Des Moines Register, “GOP officials discovered inaccuracies in 131 precincts, although not all the changes affected the two leaders. Changes in one precinct alone shifted the vote by 50 — a margin greater than the certified tally.”

This, from a party so obsessed with election security.

Meanwhile, polls show Newt Gingrich making his own bid for the “comeback kid” title, closing the gap with Romney both nationally and in South Carolina as well. His attacks — and Romney’s fumbling response — have for the first time opened up serious doubts about Romney’s general-election electability, which has been the foundation of his campaign.

The Republican theme going into the 2012 elections was that they were defending capitalism, not wealth. There is now real cause to wonder whether Romney is the person who can communicate that distinction.

With a debate scheduled for tonight — probably the last time you’ll see many of the current field on the stage — Gingrich has a final chance to shine in his favorite environment. But he also finds himself under attack from Marianne Gingrich, the second wife he spurned in favor of the younger, blonder Callista. The second Mrs. G. has apparently unloaded on her former husband in an interview with ABC News, and you can expect to see bits and pieces of her interview made public through the day, with the full barrage coming after the debate.

Unlike many, I don’t think the interview will have a huge impact, and I also don’t think it should. Everybody already knows who and what Newt is, and his behavior in this campaign has confirmed that the public image is accurate. You don’t need to dip into his private life to confirm that he is an amoral, opportunistic narcissist; the public record provides more than ample evidence. In fact, it is even conceivable that Gingrich can turn the ABC interview to his advantage, casting himself as the sympathetic victim of a liberal media, which always plays well with the GOP base.

Melodrama aside, the almost certain outcome remains a Romney win in South Carolina and a Romney nomination in Tampa come August, but as the process draws out he continues to suffer long-term damage, some of it self-inflicted. This is the time frame in which his public persona is being created, and once established it will be difficult to shake.

– Jay Bookman

218 comments Add your comment

Fly-on-the-Wall

January 19th, 2012
7:52 am

Last chance to see all the uglies come out.

Fly-on-the-Wall

January 19th, 2012
7:52 am

Dang….first…I should go to Vegas.

Tommy Maddox

January 19th, 2012
7:57 am

I wonder if he’ll use some Roman columns and play angelic music like the stuff used at the last coronation – er – nomination speech?

Midori

January 19th, 2012
7:59 am

Jay,

you shouldn’t use “Romney” and “limp” in the same sentence :lol:

SOUTHERN ATL

January 19th, 2012
7:59 am

Good article Jay!

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 19th, 2012
8:04 am

Well, as noted, so much for election security…… and one that may have significant impact on their nomination process.

MountainMan

January 19th, 2012
8:05 am

So we get two rich guys in the general election, Obama and Romney. One got his money being an author the other running a business. I’ll take the businessman.

stands for decibels

January 19th, 2012
8:06 am

In fact, it is even conceivable that Gingrich can turn the ABC interview to his advantage, casting himself as the sympathetic victim of a liberal media

Merely conceivable? A fifth-grader coulda scripted that. Let’s keep in mind the target market here…

Recon 0311 2533

January 19th, 2012
8:09 am

They tried to diminish a bit the inconvenient truth the left prefers to ignore but this is a clear and present danger to Obama’s re-election.

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-losing-luster-independent-voters-poll-053844302.html

TaxPayer

January 19th, 2012
8:12 am

These Republicans really need to learn about the sanctity of marriage and the significance of vows. I think we need some laws to address this serious de-valued family social issue. Perhaps something about the proper technique for aborting a failed relationship.

USinUK

January 19th, 2012
8:12 am

“inaccuracies in 131 precincts”

okay, I’ll go ahead and get this out of the way …

ACORN!!!

there.

USinUK

January 19th, 2012
8:13 am

TaxPayer – doncha know, they’re the party of FAMILY VALUES …

of course, they’re talking about YOUR family, not theirs, evidently …

Recon 0311 2533

January 19th, 2012
8:13 am

Can you say Bill Clinton?

Bruno

January 19th, 2012
8:14 am

I’m not writing Newt off quite yet. I think Jay’s animus toward him is clouding his opinion. It would be a great pleasure to come back in a few months and make Jay eat his words.

Aquagirl

January 19th, 2012
8:14 am

I’ll take the businessman.

I don’t get the “government as a business” meme. Mission statement of the government: the preamble to the Constitution. Mission statement of every business: make a profit, the bigger the better.

If you confuse these two statements, you need help with reading.

TaxPayer

January 19th, 2012
8:15 am

One got his money being an author the other running a business.

I believe Romney, more correctly, acquired his money running other businesses into the ground. Has he authored a how to book yet.

USinUK

January 19th, 2012
8:15 am

Poor Scout … still has a hard time reading beyond the headline …

“Among all voters, 38 percent view Obama favorably, 45 percent unfavorably and 17 percent have no opinion, the survey showed. Voters were evenly divided in a matchup between Obama and Romney, BUT OBAMA FARED BETTER AGAINST OTHER REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES, the Times said”

(emphasis mine, obviously)

keep going to those RIF programs, Scout … you’ll get there, eventually …

Granny Godzilla

January 19th, 2012
8:15 am

Jay

I’m hearing conflicting reports.

Some reports say Santorum one by that number but others say the RNC is going to officially call it a tie today.

stands for decibels

January 19th, 2012
8:17 am

I wonder if he’ll use some Roman columns

Tommy, you talking about this guy?

Bruno

January 19th, 2012
8:17 am

Just out of curiosity, do any of you liberals here ever have anything positive to say about your own candidate, your own platform?? All I ever see here are negative potshots toward the cons. It seems like getalife, of all people, is the only one to talk up Obama. Of course, it might help if Jay himself could ever find anything positive to say about Obama.

Granny Godzilla

January 19th, 2012
8:18 am

won not one

damn.

Granny Godzilla

January 19th, 2012
8:19 am

Bruno

Then you are simply not reading every post.

It’s your personal responsibility.

TaxPayer

January 19th, 2012
8:19 am

Where’s O’Keefe when we need him. The Republicans need to root out those plants put there to “lose” election results and throw this thing to the wrong candidate. Didn’t they check ID’s? I’ll bet Ron Paul was the real winner.

USinUK

January 19th, 2012
8:20 am

Bruno – 8:17 – he’s not perfect, he’s done things I don’t agree with, but I’m proud of him for the pipeline decision, for getting us the hell out of Iraq, for pushing healthcare, for ending the ban on stem cell researchy and ending the asininity of “conscientious objector” status for healthcare workers.

howz that

USinUK

January 19th, 2012
8:20 am

not to be confused with stem cell research.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 19th, 2012
8:20 am

USinUK…. and Iowa is now absolute proof that VoterID laws do not solve the more likely election security and related problems. But then them ID laws are about disenfranchisement not security.

ragnar danneskjold

January 19th, 2012
8:21 am

I agree with the general assessment of the essay, that Romney will eventually win the nomination. Thus the election will be one who made a fortune mastering the economy vs one who thinks government spending stimulates the economy despite the evidence of the past three years.

Recon 0311 2533

January 19th, 2012
8:21 am

I think Jay knows more about presidential campaigns than what’s reflected in this mornings commentary. After the dust settles and the campaign between the Republican nominee and Obama begins in earnest the events of the Republican nomination campaign will be ancient history in the minds of voters.

USinUK

January 19th, 2012
8:21 am

Keep Up … nooooooo! they are??? but, I was told that fraud was RAMPANT and that was the only way to address it!!

they’re not trying to hype a non-issue, are they???

stands for decibels

January 19th, 2012
8:23 am

mastering the economy

rags, I don’t think you spelled that right.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 19th, 2012
8:23 am

All I ever see here are negative potshots toward the cons

Someone is not paying attention or is deliberately distorting…. Many cheered Obama on ending DADT, getting the ACA passed (with noted discord that it was not enough), etc. Perhaps your pout should be directed at the many many cons who start every post with Obozo or other derivations.

Road Scholar

January 19th, 2012
8:24 am

“This, from a party so obsessed with election security.”

Oh, really?! You need to add…only if it benefits them. I am still waiting for Georgian Repubs to release all the confirmed instances of election malpractice (not insinuated or voices in their heads) they continue to refer to in regards to the picture ID law. I actually agree that a person should show their papers (said with a German accent)before voting, but their argument has never been documented.

Recon 0311 2533

January 19th, 2012
8:25 am

USinUk, I’m Recon but nice spin you reinforce my views on left wing delusional thinking.

Road Scholar

January 19th, 2012
8:26 am

Granny: Don’t you know that the Repubs are challenged by using numbers?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 19th, 2012
8:27 am

USinUK… I know. Shocking isn’t it! I am sure that we heard the ROAR of the right toward actual voter fraud by one of the “investigative journalist” [with all apologies to Jay for the slight of mixing the pimp with real journalists and writers] just as we heard it from them about their false Acorn claims. Why if you listen carefully, you can hear it outside your windows. :D

Aquagirl

January 19th, 2012
8:28 am

do any of you liberals here ever have anything positive to say about your own candidate, your own platform??

Yes, basic sanity. We don’t mention it often because it’s the default setting on our side.

HDB

January 19th, 2012
8:29 am

MountainMan

January 19th, 2012
8:05 am

Wasn’t it a “businessman” – George W. Bush that got us INTO the mess that we’re in now as a nation?? Where were you when the nation was getting BUSHwhacked???

HDB

January 19th, 2012
8:30 am

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 19th, 2012
8:20 am

GOT THAT RIGHT!!!

USinUK

January 19th, 2012
8:30 am

okay “recon” (who happens to use the same number thingy as Scout … but, hey, nothing wrong with a little man-love) …

“spin”??? I quoted from the article … there’s no “spin”

:lol:

I love it when you people can’t even absorb what’s there in front of you.

GM

January 19th, 2012
8:31 am

These twio guys make Obama look like a choir boy, if Obama was white you would have millions of rep voting for him because of values and morles along.
White conservatives give the name christianity a bad name, you have one rich guy who has money hid all over the world and tell these naive retards on the right he understand middle class pain.
Newt gets kicked out of office by his own party and scandals involving ex wifes and mistress yet these hypocrites christians voters turn a blind eye, Obama has the character, family values that America preach to our kids about but this does not apply to President of color, who can ever take white conservatives serious ever again.

USinUK

January 19th, 2012
8:31 am

“Yes, basic sanity. We don’t mention it often because it’s the default setting on our side.”

as is intellect.

but, according to the right, that makes them “elite” and, therefore, unAmerican (see: Newt G)

Granny Godzilla

January 19th, 2012
8:31 am

Road

OOPS! Right you are.

Mick

January 19th, 2012
8:32 am

Don’t forget, it was during obama’s administration that we tracked down and got rid of bin laden. The previous guy just didn’t care about it anymore…

saywhat?

January 19th, 2012
8:34 am

“do any of you liberals here ever have anything positive to say about your own candidate, your own platform??”

All of the above mentioned so far. Add his tax proposals to the list for me.

stands for decibels

January 19th, 2012
8:35 am

Add his tax proposals to the list for me.

the Lily Ledbetter act, sane SCOTUS justice appointments…

USinUK

January 19th, 2012
8:37 am

Mick – 8:32 – ~ZACKLY

HDB

January 19th, 2012
8:39 am

Mick….was it the fact that the Bushes and bin Ladens have been intertwined for YEARS was the reason that Georgie didn’t look for or find OBL….but Obama DID!!

nelson

January 19th, 2012
8:39 am

Romney is the next PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. Nothing succeeds like success. Mitt is a winner in everything he does and everything he says. Mitt is fit in the Presidents chair to sit.
Why all the campaigning, he is the obvious choice.
Now Jimmy Carter is taking swipes at Newt Gingrich being a racist. The south is still mired in the 1800s. When will they ever come up to speed.

Granny Godzilla

January 19th, 2012
8:41 am

TaxPayer

January 19th, 2012
8:42 am

Let us not forget the Republican-led House of Representatives and all the wonderful legislation they have given us. Let’s see, there’s that payroll tax cut and that debt ceiling hike. Am I forgetting anything.

Tiffany's Salesman

January 19th, 2012
8:42 am

GM – Great Post!!!!…….My grandfather use to tell me, you can debate and educate people at the same time. Remember when people supported Bill Clinton during his affairs, the right-wingers would say that we had no morals or values. Funny how things change. I ask my co-workers that are extremely strong Neo-Cons. Where’s W? He’s not endorsing any of the GoP candidates? They just look at me………………………..

Like Romney’s money overseas & Newt’s waiteline and commitment, I’m GONE!!!

Mick

January 19th, 2012
8:42 am

hdb

No, the previous guy ceded his presidency to cheney. Then towards the end, when he realized that he had been totally bamboozled, he put the nix on further disasterous military adventures…

Aquagirl

January 19th, 2012
8:42 am

Another addition to “things that make me happy” is Obama’s recently acquired habit of kicking obstructionist Republicans in the ‘nads. I may even vote for the guy this time around.

USinUK

January 19th, 2012
8:44 am

Aqua – was that YOU yelling “give ‘em the chair!” ???

stands for decibels

January 19th, 2012
8:45 am

Let’s not forget expanding SCHIP eligibility.

And lest it fall down the memory hole, let’s not forget how the GOP targeted a 12 year old boy as part of their attack plan. Stay classy, Goopers.

kayaker 71

January 19th, 2012
8:48 am

Scamming the system…… those evil rich guys. Romney, that evil, despotic rich Republican, who only pays 15% on his taxes…. got 375K last year in earned income from speeches. Granted, Romney is worth close to 250M by some estimates but the “first black president”, your hero, Slick Willy, is worth over 80M. His average speech last year brought him close to 115K, the one in Russia bringing over 500K. He and the Hildabeast hide a good portion of that money in foundation trusts. Think that they pay regular tax rates for what they get? I would be surprised if they pay even 15% on that money. And Slick Willy is the hero, Romney is that evil, rich Republican.

larry

January 19th, 2012
8:48 am

Dont forget that jobs bill , Taxpayer , er, wait a minute..

Nevermind.

stands for decibels

January 19th, 2012
8:49 am

Dont forget that jobs bill

The Recovery Act was far too modest, but it certainly helped stop the bleeding.

Donovan

January 19th, 2012
8:49 am

“Amoral, opportunistic narcissist”? Are you referring to Bill Clinton? Before you start throwing stones at someone else’s house you need to check your own house. Hypocrite!

You Democrats are a marvel of collective character assassins. You elect an incompetent community activist, stand by the worse president ever elected, and have the gall to demean successful political opponents.

stands for decibels

January 19th, 2012
8:51 am

“Amoral, opportunistic narcissist”? Are you referring to Bill Clinton?

the “but Clinton!” card!

been awhile, maybe a whole day or two since I’d seen that one.

larry

January 19th, 2012
8:51 am

I was talking about the Republican jobs bill that they promised they would produce when they took over the house.

You know , that one that………. um, oh just forget it.

jconservative

January 19th, 2012
8:51 am

Newt as said that in exchange for her endorsement, that he would have Sarah Palin take a major role in his administration.

If the Republican Party wants to nominate a big government liberal for president, then Gingrich is the perfect BGL.

Granny Godzilla

January 19th, 2012
8:52 am

Donovan

My community organizer can take your corporate raider.

Jay's Gerbil

January 19th, 2012
8:52 am

I wish the liberal media had this much scrutiny almost 4 years ago for a non-descript man from nowhere, whom only had to defend a half a$$ voting record, sealed his school transcripts, and had an amazingly difficult time producing a birth certificate from Hawaii….

stands for decibels

January 19th, 2012
8:53 am

You know, Bruno, I’m kinda glad you asked.

Look at the list of promises kept.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/rulings/promise-kept/

It’s actually pretty freakin’ impressive.

Aquagirl

January 19th, 2012
8:53 am

was that YOU yelling “give ‘em the chair!” ???

No, I favor electric bleachers.

Jay

January 19th, 2012
8:54 am

Yeah, funny how that is. Mentioning GWB ist verboten by the right. “Ancient history,” supposedly.

But Clinton and Carter?

Jay's Gerbil

January 19th, 2012
8:54 am

Donovan? Are you on testosterone boosters? I like it!

Jay

January 19th, 2012
8:55 am

From Reuters:

“New applications for unemployment benefits dropped to a near four-year low last week, a government report on Thursday showed, pointing to continued improvement in the labor market.

The Labor Department said initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 50,000 to 352,000, the lowest level since April 2008 and the biggest drop since September 2005. The prior claims data was revised up to 402,000 from the previously reported 399,000.

larry

January 19th, 2012
8:55 am

Actually, the so-called ” liberal media” has had 8 years to scruntinize Obama. If there was something there, they would have found it by now.

Aquagirl

January 19th, 2012
8:56 am

Are you on testosterone boosters? I like it!

Yeah, so we’ve heard. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

retired early

January 19th, 2012
8:57 am

Romney wants to make the Bush tax cuts permanent, not tax capital gains (huge tax break for the wealthy) and pass a balanced budget amendment.
Now, does anyone on this blog really think this is even possible. Does it not dramatically increase the already huge gap between the middle and upper incomes. If you don’t agree, please share with us why you think this is good policy.

Jay's Gerbil

January 19th, 2012
8:57 am

Of course Aquagirl might even vote for the guy a second time around. She probably saw the same pic Brian Williams did of Oblamer topless, and wants to hump the leg that Williams isn’t….

Tiffany's Salesman

January 19th, 2012
8:58 am

Newt wants Palin on his ticket for different reasons…………just his track record!!!!!!!!!!!!

Newt just put in another order at our New York store(Tiffany’s). Funny, he open the account under a different name, Ron Mexico….:-)

Jay's Gerbil

January 19th, 2012
8:59 am

The Labor Department said initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 50,000 to 352,000, the lowest level since April 2008 and the biggest drop since September 2005. The prior claims data was revised up to 402,000 from the previously reported 399,000.

Can you factor in the people who have run out of extensions? I doubt you will find any data on that pal.

Granny Godzilla

January 19th, 2012
9:01 am

Jay’s Gerbil

January 19th, 2012
8:52 am
I wish the liberal media had this much scrutiny almost 4 years ago for a non-descript man from nowhere, whom only had to defend a half a$$ voting record, sealed his school transcripts, and had an amazingly difficult time producing a birth certificate from Hawaii….

Pardon me, Mr. Gerbil…but shouldn’t you blame you own
party for not being able to prove that he was a socialist Kenyan
muslim? Hell, we are talking the GOP oppo guys here, not some Boy Scouts. If there were worth their salt they would have just made up a bunch a crap and swiftboated him. Don’t blame the media for YOUR
teams failure.

Mr. Silly Pants

md

January 19th, 2012
9:01 am

“I don’t get the “government as a business” meme. Mission statement of the government: the preamble to the Constitution. Mission statement of every business: make a profit, the bigger the better.”

To clarify, there is such a thing as a “not for profit business”……an example would be some hospitals….and their basic premise is to operate WITHOUT A LOSS.

15 trillion currently doesn’t qualify.

Jay's Gerbil

January 19th, 2012
9:02 am

Actually, the so-called ” liberal media” has had 8 years to scruntinize Obama.
Really? Who outside of Illinois knew who this guy was until 2007?

Recon 0311 2533

January 19th, 2012
9:02 am

“(who happens to use the same number thingy as Scout …”

Nope different except for 0311 infantry. Most Marines have carried that MOS at one time or another. I understand though, that you wouldn’t be expected to know about such things.

Jay's Gerbil

January 19th, 2012
9:03 am

To clarify, there is such a thing as a “not for profit business”……an example would be some hospitals….and their basic premise is to operate WITHOUT A LOSS.

The illegals ruined that for ya

Granny Godzilla

January 19th, 2012
9:03 am

Oh and Mr. Gerbil

Best of luck on what your life’s journey appears to be.

May I suggest some serious rain gear if you are going to be
crawling up folks back sides as a career.

Bet your folks are proud.

Aquagirl

January 19th, 2012
9:03 am

She probably saw the same pic Brian Williams did of Oblamer topless

No, I’ve never heard of this picture and can’t say I peruse photos of the shirtless president. You, however, seem quite familiar with the topic.

stands for decibels

January 19th, 2012
9:04 am

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

yeah, I’m sure that monkeying around with hormonal additives for recreational purposes won’t possibly have any health blowbacks down the road.

Have I mentioned that we are the only country on the planet (besides one other bizarre exception) that allows prescription drugs to be directly marketed to consumers via advertising?

Road Scholar

January 19th, 2012
9:05 am

jconservative:”Newt as said that in exchange for her endorsement, that he would have Sarah Palin take a major role in his administration.”

I wonder if she’ll be cleaning the bathrooms?

Joe Hussein Mama

January 19th, 2012
9:06 am

Bruno — “Just out of curiosity, do any of you liberals here ever have anything positive to say about your own candidate, your own platform?? All I ever see here are negative potshots toward the cons. It seems like getalife, of all people, is the only one to talk up Obama. Of course, it might help if Jay himself could ever find anything positive to say about Obama.”

I personally have found Obama to be very disappointing for a number of reasons. However, I have every reason to believe that *any* of the Republican candidates wouldn’t be just disappointing to me as a President, but rather a complete outrage.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 19th, 2012
9:08 am

had an amazingly difficult time producing a birth certificate from Hawaii

After some much time and so many many times addressing these issues, the birther stupidity continues. It can no longer be ignorance of Hawaiian law unless of course the poster has been in a coma for a few years….but then how would they know who Obama is?

BuckeyeinGa

January 19th, 2012
9:09 am

Interesting twist of events. I wonder if Rick S. will capitalize on this

(ir)Rational

January 19th, 2012
9:11 am

Joe – You hit the nail on the head about how a lot of people feel. Personally, I feel the same, but I guess opposite?I feel Obama has been a huge disappointment (well, I guess technically, he wasn’t as much a disappointment as he has done exactly what he said he would, I’m just disappointed he didn’t act like a typical politician and do the opposite) and an outrage. I do feel the current group of Republican candidates would be a disappointment, but still better. Not sure all of them would be, but I guess Romney is the only one I would vote for in the general election today.

Road Scholar

January 19th, 2012
9:12 am

Jay’s Girbel: “Can you factor in the people who have run out of extensions?”
And here I thought that you didn’t care for people who abuse the welfare system!

” Who outside of Illinois knew who this guy was until 2007?”
You didn’t watch the keynote speech at the Dem Convention in 2004, did you? Nor did you pay attention to the rave reviews he got for that speech.

Granny…I love it when you talk in BOLD characters!

Granny Godzilla

January 19th, 2012
9:12 am

Romney: An anchor baby or a wetback?

I think we should post this everyday for 3 years and let the GOP
debunk it….day after day after day…..if they can!

Granny Godzilla

January 19th, 2012
9:13 am

Recon 0311 2533

January 19th, 2012
9:13 am

“I personally have found Obama to be very disappointing for a number of reasons.”

Not an uncommon attitude among many on the left. This should raise yet another red flag of concern within the Obama camp as it could very well impact voter turnout. This condition, the lost Independent vote along with Obama’s lingering overall voter disapproval for several months doesn’t bode well for his re-election chances.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 19th, 2012
9:13 am

To clarify, a not-for-profit business does NOT address the desire to avoid a loss but rather the simple proposition that the business is BY LAW not able to distribute profits to its “owners” (called members not shareholders). In fact, for those nonsensical posters who can’t seem to get to the truth, many not-for-profit businesses do operate at a loss…. and they depend not on their revenues from their operations to offset their losses, they depend on contributions, donations, gifts and more.

This has been another clarification in the continuing series of dismantling silly talking points.

gadem

January 19th, 2012
9:14 am

Its funny how Republicans want to spout off how much money President Clinton and President Obama have, BUT they are not opposed to RAISING taxes on themselves either.

stands for decibels

January 19th, 2012
9:14 am

It can no longer be ignorance of Hawaiian law unless of course the poster has been in a coma for a few years….but then how would they know who Obama is?

keep in mind, this is the same braniac asking who ever heard of the guy before 2007.

“the guy” who’d made a prime-time keynote address at the 2004 convention.

who’d received a 1.9 million dollar book advance in the fall of 2006.

yeah, nobody’d heard of him. just poof, outa nowhere.

Jay's Gerbil

January 19th, 2012
9:17 am

After some much time and so many many times addressing these issues, the birther stupidity continues
This isn’t birther stupidity. It’s Oblamer stupidity. He could have put the issue to rest many times early in his presidency, but wouldn’t until Trump Trumped him!

Steve - USA

January 19th, 2012
9:17 am

Gas prices have now doubled since inauguration day. That is like a reverse stimulus pulling money out of the economy. I was hoping gas would remain around $3 this spring so people could put their tax refund into the economy and not into their gas tank.

Americans are not prone to rational thought so if gas really does go up another $1 this year than they will want someones head and that head will be BO. That might not be fair to Obama but that is what we do in this country

philosopher

January 19th, 2012
9:18 am

Jay’s Gerbil

January 19th, 2012
8:57 am
That was cheap, disgusting, uncalled for, and completely unworthy as a contribution to any civil discussion. Your mother ought to wash your mouth out with soap and drag you by the ear to apologize!

jconservative

January 19th, 2012
9:18 am

Florida? Real Clear’s average of polls in Florida show Romney at 40.5, Gingrich at 22.0, and Santorum at 15.0 It takes a lot of money to campaign in Florida because of the 6 regional TV markets in Florida. And Romney has been advertising there all month.

The question remains: what do Republicans really want, 8 years of Romney or 4 more years of Obama? Nominating Gingrich probably insures Obama four more years.

With Romney as the nominee the election will be about the economy. With Gingrich as the nominee the election will be about Gingrich and his ample baggage.

But Clinton won with baggage. But the Bush campaign did not weigh in on Clinton’s baggage, they weighed in on the economy just as Clinton wanted.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 19th, 2012
9:18 am

Oy gerbil…… Can you show the class Hawaiian law? Do you know it?

Trump? Where is the birth certificate for that thing on his head?